About 8,000 hockey fans cast their votes on the league’s official website, www.del.org. They could only choose from a limited range of players however - a selection procedure that was supposed to secure that each of the league’s 14 teams is represented. That means some of the top players did not even have a chance to become an All-Star, for instance Berlin Eisbären forwards Mark Beaufait, Yvon Corriveau and David Roberts, who all rank among the league’s top-ten scorers or teammate Keith Aldridge, best defenseman in the plus/minus-category with +22. Hamburg Freezers sniper Bobby House, who leads the league in game-winning goals with 8, was not a part of the ballot either. Neither was Nürnberg Ice Tigers netminder Frederic Chabot, who missed the start of the season with an injury, but has posted impressive stats since his December comeback. He currently leads the league with a save percentage of .946 and a goals-against average of 1.76.
Led by head coach Pierre Pagé of the Berlin Eisbären, the following players form the 2003 DEL All-Star Team: Click here for player headshots and bios!